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Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700

Portability
80
Imaging
55
Features
50
Overall
53
Samsung NX5 front
 
Samsung WB700 front
Portability
98
Imaging
37
Features
21
Overall
30

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Key Specs

Samsung NX5
(Full Review)
  • 15MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 499g - 123 x 87 x 40mm
  • Revealed June 2010
Samsung WB700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 0 - 0
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 100 x 59 x 22mm
  • Announced December 2010
Photography Glossary

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Samsung NX5 and Samsung WB700, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both are designed by Samsung. The sensor resolution of the NX5 (15MP) and the WB700 (14MP) is very comparable but the NX5 (APS-C) and WB700 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor sizes.

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The NX5 was revealed 7 months earlier than the WB700 which means that they are of a similar generation. Each of the cameras feature different body design with the Samsung NX5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Samsung WB700 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight to a complete comparison, here is a brief view of how the NX5 scores against the WB700 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Samsung NX5 over the Samsung WB700

 NX5 WB700 
Manually focus Very accurate focus

Reasons to pick Samsung WB700 over the Samsung NX5

 WB700 NX5 
AnnouncedDecember 2010June 2010Newer by 7 months
Display resolution614k230kCrisper display (+384k dot)

Common features in the Samsung NX5 and Samsung WB700

 NX5 WB700 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch display Lack of Touch display

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Samsung NX5 comes with external measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 40mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 1.6") and a weight of 499 grams (1.10 lbs) and the Samsung WB700 has dimensions of 100mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

Check the Samsung NX5 and Samsung WB700 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the NX5 compared to the WB700.

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the NX5 and WB700 is 80 and 98 respectively.

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 top view buttons comparison

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be hard to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions simply by going through specifications. The pic below will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the NX5 and WB700.

To sum up, the two cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The NX5 having a larger sensor will make shooting bokeh easier and the Samsung NX5 will show more detail because of its extra 1 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images way more aggressively. The more aged NX5 will be behind in sensor tech.

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 sensor size comparison

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Screen and ViewFinder

Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Samsung NX5
Portrait photography with Samsung WB700
73
manual focus
megapixel count good (15MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
30
decent MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Samsung NX5 Street photography information
Samsung WB700 Street photography information
60
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than competitors in class (499 grams)
49
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
maximum ISO low (0)
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Sports Comparison

Samsung NX5 Sports photography advice
Samsung WB700 Sports photography advice
52
megapixel count good (15MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
great battery power (400 per charge)
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
28
decent MP (14 megapixels)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Samsung NX5 Travel photography information
Samsung WB700 Travel photography information
63
great battery power (400 CIPA)
megapixel count good (15 megapixels)
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors in class (499 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
70
decent MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
great max aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Samsung NX5
Landscape photography with Samsung WB700
68
manual focus
switch lenses (Samsung NX mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
megapixel count good (15 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
great battery power (400 shots)
does not have image stabilization
no Timelapse mode
38
great max aperture (f)
screen is a decent size (3")
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
maximum ISO low (0)
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Samsung NX5 Vlogging highlights
Samsung WB700 Vlogging highlights
24
includes face detect autofocus
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (499 grams)
27
great max aperture (f)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic support
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Samsung NX5 vs Samsung WB700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Samsung NX5 and Samsung WB700
 Samsung NX5Samsung WB700
General Information
Brand Name Samsung Samsung
Model Samsung NX5 Samsung WB700
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-06-01 2010-12-28
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DRIM Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.4 x 15.6mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 365.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 15MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 4592 x 3056 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 100 -
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 15 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type Samsung NX fixed lens
Lens focal range - ()
Available lenses 32 -
Crop factor 1.5 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology Active Matrix OLED screen -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 11.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 499 grams (1.10 lbs) -
Physical dimensions 123 x 87 x 40mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 1.6") 100 x 59 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 400 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BP1130 -
Self timer Yes (2 sec to 30 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC -
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $499 $300